Demi Lovato is a source of inspiration for countless of her fans.
The "Skyscraper" singer's MTV documentary Demi Lovato: Stay Strong premiered last night and showcased her private personal battles since checking into rehab in 2010. The 19-year-old pop star is captured on tour since leaving the treatment center. She also returns to the facility in Chicago to pay a visit and inspire other patients struggling with her illness.
During the intimate special, Lovato reflects on what caused her life to spin out of control. The former Disney star says that being overworked definitely played a huge role on her vices. "I had so many issues that were underneath, that needed to be taken care of, and we kept putting Band-Aids over it. It literally drove me insane," she says. "I was not eating, and purging, and self-harming. It was really difficult to be able to stop."
Lovato admits that she was able to recover thanks to the love of her fans, family, and friends. Her stepdad Eddie de la Garza reveals in the special, "It has been one of those years, but family, friends, and fans - everybody has pulled together and I couldn't be more thankful."
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